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As a numeral eight

is (cardinal) a numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after seven and before nine.

As a noun eight

is the digit/figure 8 or eight can be an island in a river; an ait.

(geometry) shaped like an octagon, in having eight sides and eight angles.

eight

English

(wikipedia eight)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* * Western (Arabic) numerals: * (Roman numerals): VIII

Numeral

• (cardinal) A numerical value equal to ; the number occurring after seven and before nine.
• He works eight hours a day.
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• Describing a set or group with eight components.
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Noun

(en noun)
• The digit/figure 8.
• (playing cards) Any of the four cards in a normal deck with the value eight.
• (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, steered by a cox, in which a eight rowers each have two oars
• (rowing, especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate
• Derived terms
* eight ball * eighty * figure eight * number eight * piece of eight
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Etymology 2

See ait.

Noun

(en noun)
• An island in a river; an ait.
• * Evelyn
• osiers on their eights
(Webster 1913)

* (obsolete)